Vince Gilligan

Screenwriter
Writer and producer Vince Gilligan rose to prominence in the television world after penning some of the most memorable episodes of the cult science fiction series "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). Scripts such as "Small ... Read more »
Born: 02/10/1967 in Richmond, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

Mythbusters 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Talking Saul 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mythbusters: Breaking Bad Special 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter
Writer (5)

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

Night Stalker 2006 (Tv Show)

Writer

Robbery Homicide Division 2002 (Tv Show)

Writer

Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wilder Napalm 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

Better Call Saul 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

The X-Files 1994 - 2002, 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Breaking Bad 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (3)

Battle Creek 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Lone Gunmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Harsh Realm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Consulting Producer

Biography

Writer and producer Vince Gilligan rose to prominence in the television world after penning some of the most memorable episodes of the cult science fiction series "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). Scripts such as "Small Potatoes," which was later voted one of TV Guide's "100 Best Episodes of All Time," quickly elevated him to executive producer and creative consultant for the series, as well as for its less popular spin-off "The Lone Gunman" (Fox, 2001-02). After "The X-Files" closed up shop, it took a lot of false starts and stops before Gilligan found success on his own as the creator of "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 2008-2013), a gritty drama about a terminally ill science teacher who uses his knowledge of chemistry to set up a meth lab in order to support his family. The show netted overwhelmingly positive response from audiences, as well as a 2008 Emmy for Gilligan's direction of the pilot episode. His work on the series, as well as the script for Will Smith's superhero comedy "Hancock" (2008), indicated that the scriptwriter-turned-showrunner had finally arrived, independent of the considerable shadow cast by the phenomenon that was "The X-Files."

EDUCATION

New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2015

Wrote "Better Call Saul," the follow up series to "Breaking Bad"

2008

With Vincent Ngo, co-wrote screenplay for superhero feature "Hancock"

2008

Created, wrote, and executive produced acclaimed crime drama series "Breaking Bad" (AMC), starring Bryan Cranston; also directed pilot episode

2007

Co-wrote and executive produced Spike TV movie "A.M.P.E.D."

2001

Co-created "The Lone Gunmen" (Fox), a spin-off of "The X-Files"; cancelled after 13 episodes

2000

Made TV directorial debut on episode of "The X-Files" titled "Je Souhaite"

1998

Met Bryan Cranston when he guest starred on "The X-Files" episode titled "Drive," co-written by Gilligan

1998

Romantic comedy "Home Fries" released; Gilligan originally wrote screenplay while attending NYU

1995

Worked as writer, creative consultant, and supervising producer on Fox's "The X-Files"; began executive producing series in 2000

SIMILAR ARTICLES